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globalnation.inquirer.net Lorenzana hints possible scrapping of 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty

MANILA, Philippines --- Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana hinted at the possibility of scrapping the 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) between the Philippines and the United States if the review of the pact shows that it is not relevant to the country's national interest anymore.

"That was done in 1951, there was this raging Cold War. Do we still have a Cold War today? Is it (still) relevant to…
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